Degree Details

Degree Type

  • Master's Programs

Minimum Requirements

  • 34 Credits


  • Fully Online
  • Hybrid Options Available
  • In-Person


  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time


  • Off-Campus
  • On-Campus
Degree Requirements

The EdM in Education for Equity & Social Justice at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development is geared toward professionals who work in educational and human development institutions, and governmental and nongovernmental social and community agencies. You’ll be prepared with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to interrogate common justifications for discriminatory practices that adversely affect the life trajectories of people who have been historically marginalized in this country and elsewhere due to differences in income, class, gender, health status, education, ability, or religion.

As a student in the master’s in Education for Equity & Social Justice, you’ll work with experts across several disciplines to understand how inequities manifest across these systems. You will also gain the tools to design strategies for ameliorating and reversing inequities. Full-time students can complete the master’s in 12 months (including summer courses), while part-time students can finish the program within two years. This degree is offered as a fully online program, but students may elect to complete some or all of the elective credits in person.

Dates & Deadlines

Spring & Fall 2024

Aug 15, 2023

Application Open

Spring 2024 Semester

Dec 15, 2023

Application Deadline

Fall 2024 Semester

Jan 15, 2024

Deadline to Receive Priority Scholarship Consideration

Fall 2024 Semester

Aug 1, 2024

Application Closes

Featured Faculty

The EdM in Education for Equity & Social Justice includes both faculty from BU Wheelock and from other Boston University schools and colleges. They have a demonstrated commitment to working to interrupt and transform systems of inequity. They have expertise in a wide range of areas, including women, gender and sexuality studies; clinical psychology; educational leadership; special education; and more.

Program faculty from other BU schools and colleges

Sandra McEvoy, Political Science
Melisa Osborne, Biology

Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Education for Equity & Social Justice master’s program are able to serve in advisory, consulting, or executive roles in public and private institutions (e.g., preK-12 schools, higher education, government, and nongovernmental organizations).

  • Chief diversity or chief equity officer
  • Director of diversity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Director, DEI human resources
  • Employment equity manager
  • Diversity consultant
  • Diversity trainer
  • Inclusion specialist
  • DEI analyst

More Information about the EdM in Education for Equity & Social Justice


Students in the Education for Equity & Social master’s program engage in research projects developed with community partners in public education, nongovernmental organizations, social institutions, and more.


The master’s program offers to option to add graduate courses that will enable you to seek initial teaching licensure. This program also supports educators who wish to advance their initial educator licensure to a professional level.

Graduate Admissions

Connect with BU Wheelock to learn more about applying to the MA in Education for Equity & Social Justice. Get information about application requirements and deadlines, as well as financial aid. And sign up for an upcoming information session.

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